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GO SEE: SHEPARD FAIREY'S LARGEST MURAL TO DATE IN CAMPUS MARTIUS & THE BELT

GO SEE: SHEPARD FAIREY’S LARGEST MURAL TO DATE IN CAMPUS MARTIUS & THE BELT

World famous street artist Shepard Fairey, founder of the OBEY, is taking downtown Detroit’s public art scene world renowned! Fairey is making history with his largest mural to date at One Campus Martius. He is also creating several new pieces for The Belt, the art-filled alley that cuts through The Z. (See map below) Fairey’s...
THE PLAYGROUND DETROIT GUIDE TO MOVEMENT FESTIVAL WEEKEND AFTER-PARTIES & MORE

THE PLAYGROUND DETROIT GUIDE TO MOVEMENT FESTIVAL WEEKEND AFTER-PARTIES & MORE

Are you ready for Movement Festival weekend? PLAYGROUND DETROIT has you covered for all of the best local after-parties starting with Pre-Movement parties starting Friday! Here is our round-up of the best of the best you should not miss alongside the official Movement Festival line-up. Attendees of the festival can download the official Movement 2015...
APPLY NOW: LAST CHANCE TO ATTEND THE TRANSIT POLICY LAB CONFERENCE

APPLY NOW: LAST CHANCE TO ATTEND THE TRANSIT POLICY LAB CONFERENCE

Transit PolicyLab is a three day gathering focused on transit and mobility issues facing Detroit. The conference will be a super fun, connective and immersive experience. We will work together to dream up solutions through workshops, presentations and sharing our collective knowledge. Also, we will be drinking in all that lovely Port Austin has to...
PD PRESENTS: 'YEAR ONE' AN INSTALLATION AT GET SUMMERED: DETROIT EDITION BY SAMANTHA BANKS AND MOLLY SODA

PD PRESENTS: ‘YEAR ONE’ AN INSTALLATION AT GET SUMMERED: DETROIT EDITION BY SAMANTHA BANKS AND MOLLY SODA

Paying homage to the first year of DEMF in 2000 and to anyone’s first experience at Detroit’s internationally magnetic annual music festival, now run by Paxahau as Movement Festival, PLAYGROUND DETROIT presents a multi-media installation by Samantha Banks and Molly Soda. The work will be showcased Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Northern Lights Lounge in conjunction...
GO SEE: REDBULL HOUSE OF ART ALUMNI GROUP EXHIBITION FEATURING OVER 50 DETROIT ARTISTS

GO SEE: REDBULL HOUSE OF ART ALUMNI GROUP EXHIBITION FEATURING OVER 50 DETROIT ARTISTS

Redbull House of Art will host an alumni group exhibition opening on May 21st from 7pm-11pm featuring over 50 of the Detroit artists that have been featured in the rotating gallery/incubator residency space in Eastern Market. Featured artists include: ALLISON VINCE JOSHUA A GAUDETTE (AMOXI RAJ) ANTHONY LEE ANTOINE “SLEEP” MCDOWELL ASHLEY WILLIAMS AUSTIN BRADY...
PARTY ON: MOVEMENT ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINEUP OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

PARTY ON: MOVEMENT ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINEUP OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Movement Electronic Music Festival has announced this year’s stage lineups, which features over 140 performances across six stages inside Detroit’s legendary Hart Plaza on Memorial Day weekend, May 23-25, 2015. Over the years, Movement has been globally recognized for its unique talent curation and programming, showcasing artists from a wide-spectrum of up-and-comers, local luminaries, pioneers...
GO SEE: DETROIT BOOM CITY GROUP EXHIBITION TAKE OVER AN ABANDONED PICKLE FACTORY

GO SEE: DETROIT BOOM CITY GROUP EXHIBITION TAKE OVER AN ABANDONED PICKLE FACTORY

Detroit Boom City is a site-responsive, fully immersive exhibition in an old pickle factory on the east side of Detroit. The exhibition will be presented in a vacant, former pickle factory dynamically situated in the city. The building boasts a rich history and is owned by Detroit natives who are themselves social entrepreneurs committed to enhancing the...
ALLIED MEDIA CONFERENCE DETROIT 2015 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

ALLIED MEDIA CONFERENCE DETROIT 2015 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

Registration is now open for the 2015 Allied Media Conference [AMC] taking place in Detroit, June 18-22. The conference, now in its 17th year, brings together a vibrant and diverse community of people using media to incite change: filmmakers, radio producers, technologists, youth organizers, writers, entrepreneurs, musicians, dancers, and visual artists. Registration for the AMC...
ALICE COOPER SETS THE HOUSE ON FIRE AT JOHN VARVATOS STORE OPENING PARTY & CONCERT

ALICE COOPER SETS THE HOUSE ON FIRE AT JOHN VARVATOS STORE OPENING PARTY & CONCERT

The streets of downtown Detroit were literally shut down as designer John Varvatos celebrated the opening of his anticipated Detroit store in classic JV fashion: with a star-studded black carpet arrival and rock star-worthy VIP party, featuring a special performance by legendary rock musician and Detroit native, Alice Cooper. The specially designed black “red carpet”...
WATCH NOW: BREWSTER DOUGLASS, YOU'RE MY BROTHER SHORT BY CASS CORRIDOR FILMS

WATCH NOW: BREWSTER DOUGLASS, YOU’RE MY BROTHER SHORT BY CASS CORRIDOR FILMS

The Brewster Douglass Projects were demolished last year, but Detroit and what’s left behind of them is anything but a ‘blank slate’. This is a documentary about the first public housing for low income Americans, takes an unconventional look inside the historic buildings, introducing the viewer to lifelong residents, activists who fought to keep the...
GO SEE: KRESGE FELLOW BRITNEY STONEY PERFORMS SAVE YOURSELF AT ARTXDETROIT

GO SEE: KRESGE FELLOW BRITNEY STONEY PERFORMS SAVE YOURSELF AT ARTXDETROIT

Britney Stoney is a singer, songwriter and guitarist and recipient of a 2014 Kresge Artist Fellowship. Her performance career began at open mic nights throughout Detroit, leading to festivals and opening for Ziggy Marley. ArtXDetroit is a celebration of the Kresge Arts Fellowship program in Detroit; fellows from this year and last present projects during two...
PD PRESENTS: SELECTIONS & SELECTORS FILM SERIES FEATURING N'KISI CONCORDE DOCUMENTARY

PD PRESENTS: SELECTIONS & SELECTORS FILM SERIES FEATURING N’KISI CONCORDE DOCUMENTARY

Selections + Selectors has invited PLAYGROUND DETROIT to guest host an evening of their film series with a private screening April 7th of the film N’kisi Concorde at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This screening will also kickoff the beginning of a summer residency series at The Carr Center in Detroit of Selections +...